Decision-making deficits are still present in heroin abusers after short- to long-term abstinence.

@article{Li2013DecisionmakingDA,
  title={Decision-making deficits are still present in heroin abusers after short- to long-term abstinence.},
  author={Xinyu Li and Feng Zhang and Ying Zhou and Meng Zhang and Xuan Wang and Mowei Shen},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2013},
  volume={130 1-3},
  pages={61-7}
}
BACKGROUND Substance dependent individuals (SDIs) consistently show deficits in decision making with biased choices toward immediate rewards, even at the expense of future consequences. However, relatively little evidence has been reported concerning the population of drug abusers who are exclusively addicted to heroin. METHODS The present study tested 124 male abstinent "pure" heroin (AH) abusers (divided into short-term, mid-term, and long-term groups based on their length of abstinence… CONTINUE READING

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